Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce. Check out 10 of the best...
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival -- Each April the South Korean city of Changwon is transformed by nearly 360,000 blossoming cherry trees with pink and white blossoms that flutter from the trees and cover the ground like a light, spring snowfall.
Glacier Bay National Park -- Watching chunks of ice the size of buildings peel off glaciers and plunge into the icy waters of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park will set your pulse racing.
Monarch Butterfly Migration -- Nearly 35 million monarch butterflies make the 3,000 mile trip from North America to warmer winter climates. The best time to visit the reserve is late October through early November when most butterflies have arrived.
Geysers at Yellowstone National Park -- Yellowstone contains the world's largest collection of geysers, which are caused by natural plumbing constrictions combined with water and steam heated by magma under the Earth's surface.
Victoria Falls -- Located in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a breathtaking sight. It is the largest curtain of falling water in the world, approximately twice as wide and twice as deep as Niagara Falls.
Aurora Borealis -- Glimpses of this spectacular light show are visible in the Northern Hemisphere near the northern magnetic pole. These swirling lights are produced when charged particles in the magnetosphere and solar wind collide with atoms.
Bear Feast at Katmai National Park -- This spectacle is a two-for-one: As the sockeye salmon run really gets going at Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve, so, too, does bear feasting. The park is home to about 2,200 brown bears.
Wildebeest Migration in Africa -- Often termed the Great Migration, millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle thunder through northern Tanzania and Kenya each year in search of food, water and breeding areas. Join a mobile safari for the best views.
Tulip Fields of Holland -- Stroll through vast tulip, daffodil and hyacinth fields in the world's largest garden in Lisse, Holland. Known as Keukenhof, or "kitchen garden," this extravaganza boasts more than 7 million flower bulbs planted yearly.
Perseid Meteor Shower -- Every year from mid-July through late August the Earth rotates through space debris left from the Swift-Tuttle Comet and gives us a beautiful show in the dark night sky.